Jin Shin Jyutsu and Burnout Treatment
by Waltraud Riegger-Krause
About ten years ago, I hardly heard anything about Burnout. The label Burnout has come up in Germany only several years ago.
What do we mean by Burnout? There are many symptoms that are related to Burnout: no energy, no vitality, fatigue, depression, fear, can’t sleep, stress, physical and psychological breakdown combined with any kind of physical symptoms.
The WHO states that the Stress-Burnout-Syndrome is the number one health risk. And in Germany they say that over 50 % of the people can’t sleep properly. Even among the youth, depression and sleeplessness are increasing.
“Every Burnout is a call for transformation.”
There are many reasons why people get into Burnout:
- too much pressure at work, too much work
- high engagement
- asking too much of oneself, perfectionist
- no breaks
- workplace bullying, cyber bullying
- women caring for everyone. children , parents, partner and work
- fear of future, depression
- too much electromagnetic radiation
- constantly online
What happens: Due to the stress factors, the Central Nervous system gets irritated too much. People’s Sympathetic Nervous system is in constant tension. That triggers the Adrenalin, Noradrenalin and other hormones. Most of the time we do not have enough physical movement and sleep to break down the stress hormones. This high level of stress hormones is the cause of all kinds of labels.
Through relaxation we help the Parasympathetic Nervous system to be in control and break down the Adrenalin. Also when we sleep, Cortisol increases, which gives us energy and makes us fit in the morning.
This all can lead to “Adrenal Fatigue”, which is a breakdown of the adrenal glands and the production of Cortisol.
So one of the most important things to prevent Burnout is to change our lifestyle… to have more breaks.
What can we do through Jin Shin Jyutsu hands-on?
Some of the major Flows for me is to work with 4th Depth and 6th Depth Flows.
4th Depth: Kidney and Bladder Flows to support the adrenal glands and to help regenerate our energy reserves.
6th Depth: Main Central to give us energy and harmonizes the Endocrine System.
All information for our personality is imprinted in this 6th Depth as subtle vibration. Hands-on reminds me of the silent pulse of perfect harmony in each cell of my being. It reminds me of the perfect blueprint that I am.
Umbilicus is the one that harmonizes the Sympathetic Nervous system and strengthens the Parasympathetic Nervous system.
Mary says, “All organs of the body are guarded by the Umbilicus Flow.”
I like to use the second step of the Flow as a self-help to harmonize the Vagus Nerve. Here one hand is holding opposite Safety Energy Lock 12 while placing the hand across the whole neck, the other hand is holding the opposite 20, by placing the whole hand on the forehead.
This position also harmonizes the pituitary and pineal glands and is a protection against electromagnetic radiation. The hand, which is holding the neck is harmonizing the Vagus nerve, which comes out of the brain at Safety Energy Lock 4 and runs down along the left and right side of the spine. The Vagus belongs to the biggest part of the Parasympathetic Nervous system. It helps us to relax, it calms down the heart, regulates blood pressure, it promotes the production of the digestive juices, supports peristaltic movement of the intestines and it combines Heart brain and Enteric brain in the Limbic System (emotional brain).
The main time of Umbilicus Flow is from 10 p.m. to midnight. In the darkness of the night, while we sleep, we connect to spheres where only our soul can reach. Our connection to the 7th Depth Light is like an invisible umbilical cord. This brings deep regeneration to Body, Mind and Spirit and nourishes all the other organ flows. In its flow route, Umbilicus connects the heart with the head, feeling and thinking. It controls respiration, digestion and the reproductive and urogenital system. It works as a fountain of youth and helps all critical labels.
As a second Quickie we can place one hand on the Solar Plexus and the other hand on the back between the 23s, opposite the Solar Plexus.
This helps to calm down the Solar Plexus (Sympathetic Nervous system) and helps us to relax. In stressed people we often find a very tense 9 and 23 area.
We can also work with Spleen Flow or 23/25 Flow, 9 Flow, 14 Flow and 5,6,7 & 8 Flow.
Another very vital thing to do is the 36 conscious breaths. That’s like an exercise of Mindfulness…bringing the awareness inside and listen to the breath of the moment.
“In the moment is all we need for harmony and well being.“ – Mary
In some classes that I attended with Mary she showed us a way to massage the abdominal area. She called it “Manchurian Massage”. Here we put both hands on the abdomen, starting next to the umbilicus and then go in a clockwise circle outward…very gentle and soft. When we reach the outer edge of the abdomen we spiral inward towards the umbilicus again, always in a clockwise motion. She said we should do this 36 times, circling outward and inward again. This helps to totally calm down the whole Sympathetic Nervous system and takes the stress out of the body. It also supports digestion and elimination.